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Category: Fifa

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Women’s World Cup could be held every two years under ‘creative’ Fifa plans

‘We don’t want to copy men’s game,’ says Gianni InfantinoCovid has not affected Fifa’s $1bn funding for women’s gameContinuing the growth of women’s football could require holding a World Cup every two years, Gianni Infantino has said.Fifa’s president …

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‘It’s a huge number’: Fifa believes club football has lost £11.1bn to Covid

Figure equates to one-third of revenue across the worldEuropean clubs have lost most but Latin America badly affectedClub football across the world lost $14.4bn (£11.1bn) during the coronavirus crisis, analysis conducted by Fifa suggests, equating to a…

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Fifa extends ban for Haiti’s Jean-Bart and widens sexual abuse investigation

President suspended for a further 90 days by Ethics Committee Technical director Wilner Etienne and Nela Joseph also bannedFifa has extended Haitian football federation president Yves Jean-Bart’s suspension for alleged sexual abuse and also provisional…

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Fifa extends ban for Haiti’s Jean-Bart and widens sexual abuse investigation

President suspended for a further 90 days by Ethics Committee Technical director Wilner Etienne and Nela Joseph also bannedFifa has extended Haitian football federation president Yves Jean-Bart’s suspension for alleged sexual abuse and also provisional…

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Coach accuses president of Haiti FA of sexual abuses over many years

Former colleague goes public to accuse Yves Jean-Bart FHF president denied allegations of abuse published in MayA former leading official at Haiti’s national football centre has accused the president of the country’s football association of sexually ab…

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Fifa comes out fighting in defence of accused president Gianni Infantino

No factual basis for claims of criminality, says Alasdair Bell Investigation relates to meetings with then attorney generalFifa has forcefully rejected any suggestion of wrongdoing against its president, Gianni Infantino, after the Swiss special federa…

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Fifa president Gianni Infantino faces Swiss criminal proceedings

Federal public prosecutor finds ‘indications of criminal conduct’ Infantino has described investigation into meetings as ‘absurd’The Swiss special federal public prosecutor has opened criminal proceedings against Fifa’s president Gianni Infantino.The p…

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Former Afghan football chief Keramuudin Karim has life ban upheld

Karim banned by Fifa after female players reported abuseCourt of arbitration for sport confirms punishmentThe court of arbitration for sport (Cas) has dismissed the appeal of Keramuudin Karim, a former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation, …

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West Ham confident of no punishment for defaulting on Haller fee payment

Club failed to make £5.4m payment to Eintracht FrankfurtWest Ham reported to Fifa and indicate it will be paid soonWest Ham are confident they will not face any punishment after Eintracht Frankfurt complained to Fifa about the Premier League club defau…

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Australia and New Zealand’s winning Women’s World Cup bid is a moment of optimism for football

Hosting the Fifa tournament will also open the door to the greatest untapped commercial market in world football: AsiaIn 2015, when France was announced as the host for the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the dramatic reveal of the envelope was met with little…

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Colombia’s bid to host 2023 Women’s World Cup boosted by Uefa

Uefa representatives on Fifa council urged to vote for ColombiaAustralia and New Zealand combined bid had been favouriteThe vote on Thursday to decide who hosts the 2023 Women’s World Cup is believed to be tighter than expected after Uefa members of th…

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As Fifa urges action against inequality, how is Qatar 2022 looking these days? | Barney Ronay

The building of World Cup venues has, by some estimates, cost thousands of lives. Should we be sitting in these arenas watching football? Or tipping them into the harbour?If you want to be picky, you could say Raheem Sterling chose an ill-targeted meta…

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Gianni Infantino ponders salary caps in post-coronavirus football

• Fifa president says ‘difficult period’ can lead to major changes• Latest Premier League tests show zero positives in 1,195 samplesThe Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, has admitted salary caps may be necessary to restructure football’s finances in th…

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Football chiefs talk a good game on racism but it still looks like bluster | Barry Glendenning

Fifa’s and Uefa’s response to the solidarity shown by players with George Floyd needs to be more than platitudesTalk is famously cheap and out of the mouths of international football administrators tumble platitudes that are not worth the paper they wi…

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Haiti’s Yves Jean-Bart suspended for 90 days by Fifa over sexual abuse claims

President of the Haiti Football Federation denies allegationsJean-Bart banned from all football-related activitiesFifa has provisionally suspended Yves Jean-Bart pending an investigation into claims the president of the Haiti Football Federation sexual…

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Alleged victims of Haiti FA president say they have received threats

New allegations of sexual abuse made against Yves Jean-BartFHF says claims are ‘baseless’ and he will be ‘fully exonerated’Several alleged victims of sexual abuse by Yves Jean-Bart, the president of the Haiti Football Federation, say they have received…

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FA case against Fifa over Chelsea transfer ban verdict to be heard in June

FA found guilty by Fifa of violations relating to caseCourt of arbitration to hear FA appeal on 26 JuneThe Football Association has challenged Fifa’s ruling that it violated regulations in relation to Chelsea’s transfer ban and its appeal is to be hear…

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Fifa takes action after Swiss drop part of Sepp Blatter investigation

Swiss attorney general at odds with FifaPolice reports allege gifts made in return for votesFifa is preparing to press the authorities in Switzerland to prosecute Sepp Blatter for alleged corruption, after the Swiss attorney general dropped part of its…

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Haiti FA president accused of sexually abusing young female players

Claims of abuse by Yves Jean-Bart at national centreJean-Bart denies all allegations made against him The president of the Haitian football federation has been accused of sexually abusing young female footballers at the country’s national training cent…

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Five substitutions proposed by Fifa to help teams after coronavirus layoff

Plan designed for player safety amid fixture congestionTemporary measure would be at discretion of leaguesTeams will be able to make up to five substitutions under a Fifa proposal to help players cope with fixture congestion amid the coronavirus pandem…